I can’t seem to get any work done from home and coffee shops are too loud. Where can I find an inexpensive office?

The obvious answer seems to be Craigslist. However, after a quick search, you’ll soon find the a lot of inexpensive places are really cheap dumps. Aside from having an workspace that’s quiet and not at home, you’ll want to find a professional space that offers conference rooms and other amenities that offices should have.

Having a professional place to meet clients gives you a competitive edge over the average coffee shop solopreneur.

We recommend to check out co-working spaces near where you live.

In Portland, there are quite a few popping up and the more popular co-working spaces that CAKE members suggest are:

NedSpace – Located in the heart of downtown, NedSpace offers 8,000 square feet that includes multiple meeting spaces, fast Internet, and an atmosphere that reflects a more traditional office environment (Disclosure: CAKE’s offices have been located in NedSpace for well over a year).

Hatch – Located on NE Sandy Blvd, Hatch provides a more open and collaborative environment with a strong population of social and environmental entrepreneurs.

ADX – If you’re a maker and need space that encourages sawing and drilling and other workshop activities, then stop searching and join ADX. Located in SE Industrial Portland, it’s easy to access from almost any direction.

If none of these move you, then hop on Pivot Desk and find an empty desk at one of Portland’s many office spaces.

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